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Old 09-16-2012, 03:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We have a lot of fans of visual art here as well as music, and I've been wanting to share some of my favourite finds for a long time, as well as see what else people have been admiring, so here's a thread for your favourite visual artists.

A WARNING: Some pieces may contain nudity, graphic violence, or dark imagery. Please insert these images under a spoiler tag for the (probably few) sensitive members.

I'll start off with a bit of Jenny Saville, who you'll probably recognize from Manic Street Preachers albums, and known for her enormous portraits of obese womens' figures.



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Old 09-16-2012, 07:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Long Time No See, Pedestrian !

I like the paintings you`ve chosen, especially the last one. I really like the dynamic, angry way the head is painted and the creepy effect of the glazed eyes.

I`ve worked out from other posts that you are particularly interested in portraits, but I hope you`ll tolerate my offering anyway:-

Paul Nash had a tamer style, but a special, subtle way with landscapes :-



^ This one is unusually bright and sunny for him, but it shows two PN characteristics; a landscape that is undramatic, a little offbeat, and empty of people. More typical are the ones below; scenes in the eerie light that you might come across on a long wintery walk in England`s "Home Counties" :-


The End Of The Steps


Pillar in Moonlight


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I really like Philip C. Curtis's work. He blends nature and upper class society into his paintings so well, and the distancing between the characters in the painting is a brilliant motif in his work as well.







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I`ve never heard of Philip C. Curtis, but the elegant ladies at the beach, especially, is a great image !

Australian Russell Drysdale put more working class figures into his landscapes :-



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Long Time No See, Pedestrian !

I like the paintings you`ve chosen, especially the last one. I really like the dynamic, angry way the head is painted and the creepy effect of the glazed eyes.

I`ve worked out from other posts that you are particularly interested in portraits, but I hope you`ll tolerate my offering anyway:-

Paul Nash had a tamer style, but a special, subtle way with landscapes :-



^ This one is unusually bright and sunny for him, but it shows two PN characteristics; a landscape that is undramatic, a little offbeat, and empty of people. More typical are the ones below; scenes in the eerie light that you might come across on a long wintery walk in England`s "Home Counties" :-


The End Of The Steps

Pillar in Moonlight


His style is beautiful. Wow.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:49 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm also quite fond of Anya Janssen's work, which I've definitely displayed my admiration of before.


works :: anya janssen

(I think the most of her style when she's using it to suggest motion).
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I'm going to breeze past that and post some of Liz Wolfe's work. Moving away from portraiture, I like Liz Wolfe for her childish images and dark humour.







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I'm particularly fond of Odd Nerdrum's work. They have such a wonderful old quality to them, and yet the content is so surreal. It's such a wonderful mix.





I'm also a fan of Igor Melnikov, who I used quite a bit for my avatars.



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Old 09-17-2012, 11:02 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Dammit, I was going to post that. >8U

On a more serious note, I'm liking those paintings by Philip C. Curtis, Lisnaholic.
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